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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-23-10 05:36 PM
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25. Florida really needs tropical storms to hit on a regular basis to replenish the water tables
But with as high a population as there is now, that might not do enough. Of course, if there are many years like the one that had Bonnie, Charlie, Frances, and Ivan all hit the state, the population may start to drop which could be a good thing. ( )

Florida has been flirting with abusing their water resources for a long time - that is why we have water management districts to try to control usage. The "Swiftmud" referred to in the OP article is the water management district for the Plant City area. Ironically, the name Swiftmud comes from the phosphate mining company Swift and one of their slurry holding areas.
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  -Sinkholes: Plant City has declared 11 homes uninhabitable and is watching 35 more. madfloridian  Jan-22-10 12:38 PM   #0 
  - More about the homes impacted...  madfloridian   Jan-22-10 12:53 PM   #1 
  - The farmers say they followed Swiftmud rules, so not responsible.  SandWalker1984   Jan-22-10 08:06 PM   #2 
  - Regulations in Florida have been whittled down to nothing.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-23-10 10:11 AM   #14 
  - Can they switch to dry-farming tomatos or something?  varelse   Jan-22-10 08:09 PM   #3 
  - It's not really the type of crop - they spray the plants with water to prevent freeze damage  csziggy   Jan-22-10 11:21 PM   #7 
     - That's terrible  varelse   Jan-23-10 03:25 PM   #24 
        - Florida really needs tropical storms to hit on a regular basis to replenish the water tables  csziggy   Jan-23-10 05:36 PM   #25 
  - Sinkholes. Florida's answer to earthquakes. There are whole neighborhoods in Miami  Edweird   Jan-22-10 08:16 PM   #4 
  - The wake up calls are coming fast and furious this month. Wonder  jwirr   Jan-22-10 10:59 PM   #5 
  - For sure no one in power is listening.  madfloridian   Jan-23-10 09:22 AM   #9 
     - Opie wants to run for Agriculture Commissioner  lpbk2713   Jan-23-10 09:26 AM   #10 
  - Hey.. I know! We ought to open up another water bottling plant in Lake County!  ddeclue   Jan-22-10 11:00 PM   #6 
  - because people drink less water  quaker bill   Jan-23-10 10:12 AM   #15 
     - the water bottling corps..Pepsi and coke..are depleting Fla water reserves!  flyarm   Jan-23-10 10:31 AM   #20 
        - Water is heavy  quaker bill   Jan-24-10 06:13 AM   #26 
  - Florida's explosive growth........  SergeStorms   Jan-23-10 06:21 AM   #8 
  - Growth was their economic development plan.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-23-10 10:16 AM   #16 
  - No it isn't  quaker bill   Jan-23-10 10:22 AM   #17 
  - developement has destroyed so much in Florida  fascisthunter   Jan-23-10 09:31 AM   #11 
  - any news on the elementary school siting on a sink hole that they evac'ed?  flyarm   Jan-23-10 09:36 AM   #12 
  - Still going to other schools. Talked to a lady in Plant City...she did not know about sinkholes.  madfloridian   Jan-23-10 09:40 AM   #13 
     - I guess she doesn't drive either!!! the roads from Tampa to Orlando are a mess!  flyarm   Jan-23-10 10:28 AM   #19 
  - I've read recently that Fl. is losing population. people are leaving more  ensho   Jan-23-10 10:27 AM   #18 
  - don't know but our unemployment was announced this morn..11.8% unemployed.  flyarm   Jan-23-10 10:32 AM   #21 
  - the saddest thing I read about sinkholes was a couple years ago  northernlights   Jan-23-10 10:45 AM   #22 
  - Modern humanity's blind charge into the "good life" with little or no awareness of how  bertman   Jan-23-10 03:16 PM   #23 

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